represents approximately 1,600 Southwest Airlines aircraft mechanics and the IBT represents over 400 AirTran aircraft mechanics.
will always support the right of workers to choose and we wish our departing membership at UAL the best of luck with their new direction.
currently represents these skilled employees at Southwest Airlines and Alaska Airlines.
said it filed necessary documents electronically with the National Mediation Board to get on the ballot a "surprise" representation filing for American Airlines mechanics and related craft by the Teamsters the week of May 31 moved the NMB to prevent American Airlines mechanics to place the Aircraft Mechanics Fraternal Association on the ballot.
Local 9 President Joseph Prisco said, "In addition to exceeding the contractual limit by $280 million in 2006, the audit found that UAL exceeded the limit in 2005 by nearly $200 million.
We are disappointed with the decision by the Board to deny these workers a fair and democratic election," said AMFA
National Director Louie Key.
has always argued that all United aircraft should be maintained by UAL mechanics.
The mechanics, who have been Teamsters since 2009, had the option of voting for the Teamsters Union, AMFA
or no union.
by those same countries to be worked by AMFA
mechanics at San Francisco is the height of hypocrisy and ignorance," Prisco added.
The Local Presidents of AMFA
at United Airlines issued the following joint statement:
The agreement includes annual pay raises, additional job protection provisions, a long-term contract bonus, and a shared commitment between Alaska Airlines and AMFA
to work on minimizing health-care cost increases.
represents mechanics and related employees at seven air carriers, some of which have recently been named as potential merger partners.